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General Location: The Lake Ming Road exit off the Alfred Harrell Highway leads down to the lake. There is a sign at the West Beach which marks the half mile road to the campground overlooking the Kern River. This retreat is only 10 miles from Bakersfield.

Activities & Amenities

  • 28 landscaped acres
  • Two sections: 25 campsites each; maximum of 8 people per site
  • Picnic tables and fire rings
  • Restrooms and showers
  • Drinking water spigots; trash barrels throughout the campground
  • Sewage dump site on the road near the campground exit
  • The campground is dry camping only. Generators are allowed.
  • As a general rule, please observe the Quiet Hours from 10:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.
  • Nearby attractions: Lake Ming, California Living Museum, Hart Park


  • The Kern River's currents sweep both adults and children to their deaths every year. Children even momentarily unattended are at great risk.
  • The discharge of all weapons or firearms, including bows and arrows, spears, BB guns, pellet guns and sling shots, is prohibited.
  • Depositing trash in waste receptacles and cleaning off tables properly will preserve public health as well as the natural beauty of the campground.
  • All pets must stay on a leash for the sake of other campers and wildlife. Horses may not enter the campground.
  • All fires must be lit only in the designated fireplaces. Campers must bring their own fuel because no cutting or use of campground vegetation is permitted.
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